Mine & metal cos want reversal of order that asks miners with partial green nod to get fresh approval for entire area by Jan ’15

India’s top mining and metals players plan to approach the prime minister and the environment and forest minister to scrap, or at least modify, a directive issued last year, warning that the entire mining sector would grind to a halt otherwise.

As many as 12 mining lessees have been issued notices for alleged violation of environmental law and undertaking illegal mining in Jajpur district of Odisha, an official said today.

"The district administration has issued show cause notices to 13 mining lessees including four state owned OMC operators for indulging in illegal mining," said Jajpur district Collector Anil Kumar Samal.

Petitioner accused KMML of not following tender norms

The Kerala High Court on Wednesday set aside the contract awarded by Kerala Minerals and Metals Ltd (KMML) for mining and transportation of mineral sand from Kovilthottam, near Chavara in Kollam, to TVK Constructions Company.

Tribals of several villages of Lamataput block in Koraput district have opposed china clay mining at Kadu hill under Machkund tehsil.

The villagers under the banner Chitua Mati Dongor Surakhya Samiti have threatened to launch an agitation if the mining is not shelved.
"People living in 10 villages will lose their livelihood if mining takes place at Kadu hill. The hill has a number of water sources and villagers depend on it to eke out a living.

Impact of fiscal policy at the firm level is a rare field of research. A major lacuna to date is the paucity of studies on the impact of public policy – especially fiscal policy – on the mining firms and their competitiveness. This paper on the mining sector is an attempt to analyse the sector, in particular, at its competitiveness.

The Supreme Court has permitted Vedanta group company Sesa Goa to resume iron ore mining at Chitradurg in Karnataka but capped production from the mine at about40%of its annual capacity.

The RA had imposed stay order in case of four miners -PTA Ltd, Essel Mining, GSI Ltd and Ferro Alloya Corporation (FACOR)

Mine owners and the Odisha government are poised for a pitched battle over the contentious issue of a hefty penalty imposed on extracting ore beyond the approved limits.

PRP Exports is currently facing charges of illegal quary operations in Tamil Nadu

The Supreme Court has dismissed a Special Leave Petition filed by PRP Exports, the granite company which is facing charges of illegal quarry operations in Tamil Nadu, seeking the apex court to allow the company to operate the quarries in accordance with the licenses already granted.

Canada and Australia top the list of countries which spend on mineral exploration with 19% and 12% respectively of global share

Despite being a mineral-rich country, India’s share in the global exploration budget has been less than 0.5 per cent, which might explain why the country’s proven reserves are only 5-10 per cent of the estimated total resources.

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of State of Rajasthan and Others Vs M/s. Basant Agrotech (India) Ltd. & Others dated 06/12/2013 which challenged the constitutional validity of Chapter VII of the Rajasthan Finance Act, 2008 which provides for levy of cess on mineral rights. The respondent was granted a mining lease for extraction on major minerals. As per the amendment brought in the year 2008 it was required to pay the environment and health cess imposed under Section 16 of the Act.